Jokes for all occasions: peacemaker

The father was telling at the table of a row between two men in which he had interfered. One had swung a shovel aloft, shouting, “I’ll knock your brains out!”

“It was at this moment,” the head of the family explained, “that I stepped in between them.”

Little Johnnie had been listening, round-eyed with excitement. Now, he burst forth:

“I guess he couldn’t knock any brains out of you, could he, pa?”